With Yana Johnson, Timothy Verrall
Shortly before he left office in 2003, former Governor Gray Davis signed the California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2003 (often referred to by its legislative designation, "AB 205"). Although California has long been a leader in extending legal protections to same-sex couples, AB 205 is the state’s most comprehensive statement yet, essentially eliminating most distinctions between registered domestic partners and married, opposite-sex couples for purposes of Cal